Sharing Sensitive News with Parents

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Regular $84.95
Hanen Member $45.00
Group $595 for a group of 15 ($40 per additional person)

Format: Recorded video
Access: 30 days unlimited

Course Overview

Professionals who work with young children often say that one of the hardest parts of their job is sharing sensitive information with parents about their child’s development. The Sharing Sensitive News e-seminar provides early childhood educators and other professionals with specific strategies for sharing information with parents in a way that emphasizes active listening and promotes positive collaboration. When we share the news in a way that is sensitive, family-centred and respectful of parents’ points of view, we greatly improve the chances for successful collaboration.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this 2 hour e-seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify why information may be difficult for educators to share and difficult for parents to hear.
  • Plan ahead for how to effectively share information with parents.
  • Clearly share information in a way that actively involves parents in the discussion and is sensitive to their feelings and perspective.


Professional Development Hours

  • 2 professional development hours (Not registered for ASHA CEUs)

Presenter Info

Financial: Tamara Stein, M.Sc.(A)–SLP(C) is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has worked with young children and their families since 2009. In her work at The Hanen Centre, Tamara contributed to the development of a variety of programs and resources. She now leads It Takes Two to Talk® and SPARK Communication™ workshops. She also uses Hanen resources in her clinical work with families and offers It Takes Two to Talk®, More Than Words®, I’m Ready™, TalkAbility™ and ABC and Beyond™ programs to parents and educators. Non-financial: No other relevant non-financial relationships exist.


  • Professionals who work with young children and their families
  • Speech-language pathology and early childhood education students

Note: If you are a parent, this e-Seminar will not meet your learning needs. Find out how Hanen can help you.

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